Journal article

Psychiatric comorbidity for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A latent profile analysis and implications for treatment.

Sonia Terhaag, Sean Cowlishaw, Zachary Steel, Douglas Brewer, Alexandra Howard, Renee Armstrong, Berquin Human, David Forbes, Andrea Phelps

Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric comorbidity is common among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is little known about the patterns of co-occurring mental health problems and implications for treatment. The aim of this study was to identify comorbidity profiles among veterans at treatment intake and assess associations with PTSD and quality of life (QOL) outcomes. METHOD: The study included 2,522 veterans accessing outpatient treatment for PTSD in Australia who self-completed measures of comorbid issues including depression, anger, alcohol use problems, guilt, and dissociation. Latent Profile Analysis (LPA) was used to identify subgroups based on comorbidity pr..

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